Camacho SLR Monarca – Quick Puffs

Time runs lately and I can’t believe it is a week since my last post. I have been somewhat sidetracked by work and I suspect my boss would not accept blogging as an excuse for not meeting deadlines. Still, I have quite a few reviews waiting to be written and hopefully I will manage to put them up soon. Meanwhile another quick puffs review of a Camacho cigar, this time the SLR Maduro.


Camacho SLR Maduro Monarca

Length: 5″

Ring: 50

Price: This format of the SLR Maduro only comes in a Camacho sampler sold by one of the large on-line sources in the US. Other formats go for around 7-8$ in the US, 5.50-7€ in Germany. Not sold directly in the UK.

Wrapper: Connecticut Brodeaf Maduro

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Honduran Corojo

Smoking Time: 50′

Body: Medium/Full

Cigars smoked: one

Notes: Nice looking wrapper, almost vein free, but quite toothy. Feels nice and packed but has one hard spot and a couple of soft spot – all small which should not give issues. The start has a fair amount of pepper, a marked sweetness and a vegetal/acidic note, almost like Earl Gray tea. Form the smoking point of view this is certainly a very well constructed smoke: perfect burn, draw is slightly loose and the amount of smoke abundant, although by far not as impressive as with the Corojo I reviewed a while back! From the midway point the taste becomes more woody and less peppery, the notes of tea slowly disappear making room for some coffee. The burn is good throughout, but quick-ish. Although this is not a very complex cigar, it definitely is a solid well made cigar. It has some things in common with its pure Corojo brother, but is more toned down, which makes this a more balanced smoke IMO. Score: 87

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